News

Explanation of the Rates Increase

Most of South Wairarapa District’s ratepayers have experienced high rates increases for this year, 2021/22. The increase is more than we had advised in the Long Term Plan (LTP) Consultation…

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Road Closures and Cautions Update

08:30 22 June 2021 Foul weather has affected many roads in the Wairarapa – please drive with caution or delay your trip if possible. This may not be a complete…

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Media statement: Hinekura Road Relief Fund for residents affected by the land slip

23 June 2022 The Hinekura Road hill slip following the wild weather experienced mid-June is understandably impacting the daily lives of all residents living beyond the slip. The slip has…

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News: Matariki comes to South Wairarapa

22 June 2022 This week New Zealand will hold its very first public holiday celebrating Matariki, the start of the Māori New Year, sparking a number of local events. In…

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Notice: Featherston wastewater meeting cancelled

We regret to announce the Featherston wastewater public meeting scheduled for Monday 20 June, 7-9pm in the Anzac Hall with South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC) and Wellington Water Ltd has…

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Notice: Do you qualify for a rates rebate?

Hurry – don’t miss out on the 2021/22 Rates Rebate. Applications close 30 June. Did you know if you are on joint superannuation you could be eligible for a rates…

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News: A gift to the future

15 June 2022 South Wairarapa District Council is proud to be associated with the Tonganui Corridor project, which is restoring South Wairarapa pasture land back to native bush. Much of…

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News: Please conserve water

Update, 22 June: The plant is now fully repaired, lessening the urgent need to conserve water. 14 June 2022 Over the weekend, the Waiohine Water Treatment plant was struck by…

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News: Hinekura Road closed

UPDATE: Hinekura Road will remain closed to all traffic today (Wednesday 15 June) while engineers assess the damage from heavy rain. Please do not attempt to drive through and check…

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News: Hinekura Road, Waihenga bridge closed

13 June 2022 Due to rising river levels, the Waihenga Bridge near Martinborough on SH53 is closed. Updates will be posted on access to the bridge thoughout the day. The…

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News: Heavy swells prompt warning for residents, beach goers

25 May 2022 Wairarapa Regional Emergency Management Office (WREMO) has advised that Wednesday’s and Thursday’s forecast wave swells will be more of a significant event than last weekend’s. If you…

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News: More engagement this week on the Annual Plan

Update, 25 May 2022 – In response to requests from commuters, we’ve extended our evening sessions. The Featherston and Greytown sessions will now run from 5pm-7pm. 23 May 2022 If…

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